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#3801 Post by Robert M yers »

Craig, I can pick up and send you a bottle or two at cost if your having trouble sourcing.

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Robert M yers wrote: October 6th, 2020, 7:44 pm Craig, I can pick up and send you a bottle or two at cost if your having trouble sourcing.
That’s very kind, but I think I need to reduce the number of bottles sitting on the floor around the bar cart, or I won’t be around to post here! I do have two bottles of Weller saved from the olden days.
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#3803 Post by Christos M. »

Picked up a Weller Antique 107 at MSRP this morning. Was hoping for a 12 year too but missed out. Thought about the Booker's Boston Batch but I'm still on the hunt for a bottle of Country Ham.
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#3804 Post by H. N o w b a r »

I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!

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H. N o w b a r wrote: October 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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I haven’t yet but I did pick up a Shenks and Bombergers so I hope to sometime soon. Assuming they are as good as the 2019 versions, they are very nice indeed. I’m a fan of all the Michters I’ve tried. If only I had managed to score a toasted barrel rye this year.

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#3807 Post by Andrew Kotowski »

SamHoyt wrote: October 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!
Already sounds better than my rationale (aspiring alcoholic), so best of luck!

These guys sell it locally (Seattle-ish), but you will pay a premium for it -> https://www.facebook.com/Issaquahliquor/
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Adam Noble wrote: October 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm
H. N o w b a r wrote: October 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle.

Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage?

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I haven’t yet but I did pick up a Shenks and Bombergers so I hope to sometime soon. Assuming they are as good as the 2019 versions, they are very nice indeed. I’m a fan of all the Michters I’ve tried. If only I had managed to score a toasted barrel rye this year.
Thanks Adam. I picked up a bottle of each. Looking forward to tasting them!
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Andrew Kotowski wrote: October 14th, 2020, 3:13 pm
SamHoyt wrote: October 14th, 2020, 2:39 pm Hello! I am searching for W.L. Weller 12 year and/or CYPB to purchase for my wedding anniversary, and I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone is interested in selling? Thank you!
Already sounds better than my rationale (aspiring alcoholic), so best of luck!

These guys sell it locally (Seattle-ish), but you will pay a premium for it -> https://www.facebook.com/Issaquahliquor/
What Andrew said. Also consider posting your request in the commerce corner. You may find some sellers in your area (if that is not Seattle). Btw, I like seeing all the Seattle area folks active in the spirits forum! [cheers.gif]
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#3810 Post by Mike Maguire »

Has anybody tried the Makers mark wood finishing series bourbon?I picked up the French stave one yesterday.

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I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.

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Adam Noble wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:58 am I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.
That’s where I found it Adam

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I’m only a little regretting not getting one myself. I still have an unopened RC6 wood finishing bottle from last year. And I whole lot of unopened bottles of other stuff.

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#3814 Post by Mike Maguire »

They had a case of it in Gig Harbor, I’ll pop it TOnight and report back

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They had it at SoDo Tues night and I didn’t get any. I’m going to pass and be at peace with the decision.

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#3816 Post by Mike Maguire »

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.

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Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
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#3818 Post by Andrew K. »

How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
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Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?

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#3820 Post by Mike Maguire »

Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent

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Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent
I prefer the single barrel. Much higher rye in the mash bill.
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Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
How does this 4R small batch stack up to last years Kris?Last years was excellent
As Kelly says it's a stylistic preference. SBS has more depth and fruit notes for me, it's just richer at 104pf, than Single Barrel which makes for a better neat, rocks or Manhattan for me. I like Single in cocktails like the Old Fashioned due to spice. If you're asking about the regular Small Batch, not the Select, unless you are looking for a wheater or Rye, it offers one of the better values for those who might normally pay the same-ish for Maker's, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig, etc.....

I haven't grabbed the SBS Limited Edition yet, since WA only got 144 bottles.

Take it for what it's worth since we sell it and I've sold a lot of Bourbons, but 4R seems to deliver a strong QPR up the range for what you pay.
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Adam Noble wrote: October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?
ETL has been so hard to find the last 2 years, I haven't even looked at pricing. I'll update this today when I get in. Good question. Same with RHF, there just isn't any in the market. $27 wholesale.
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Andrew K. wrote: October 15th, 2020, 8:56 pm How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
Freight and trucking around the US is a nightmare right now, add in a shortage of trailers and it's a mess. I expect WA won't land til November. Most East Coast and Midwest should be in house now.

Fingers crossed.
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Kris Patten wrote: October 16th, 2020, 6:48 am
Adam Noble wrote: October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm

You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly?
ETL has been so hard to find the last 2 years, I haven't even looked at pricing. I'll update this today when I get in. Good question. Same with RHF, there just isn't any in the market.
I heard some WA BevMos had some this week, if FB can be trusted.

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#3826 Post by Nick Gangas »

Kris Patten wrote: October 16th, 2020, 6:53 am
Andrew K. wrote: October 15th, 2020, 8:56 pm How long until this October Pappy/BTAC release?
Freight and trucking around the US is a nightmare right now, add in a shortage of trailers and it's a mess. I expect WA won't land til November. Most East Coast and Midwest should be in house now.

Fingers crossed.
Not landed in IL as of this week.

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Picked up a bottle of the Belle Meade Olorosso Sherry Cask. Only 91 proof but man that is a smooth and long tipple. The sherry cask really imparts deep and dark flavor. I hear people use the descriptor 'treacle' and that is exactly what this has on the palate. Glad I gave this a go.
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Andrew Kotowski wrote: July 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
I only managed to get one of these and opened it last night. Good stuff, and far better than that "Small Batch" bottle I had a few months back (it was either small batch, or something akin to that...)
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Kris Patten wrote: October 15th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60.
You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco.
$73 out the door at Costco, I picked up one to compare to last years release.

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Kelly Walker wrote: October 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm Picked up a bottle of the Belle Meade Olorosso Sherry Cask. Only 91 proof but man that is a smooth and long tipple. The sherry cask really imparts deep and dark flavor. I hear people use the descriptor 'treacle' and that is exactly what this has on the palate. Glad I gave this a go.
I like a lot of the Belle Meade Whiskeys - try the Cognac cask, my favorite of the ones I have tried.

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Does anyone have Old Carter Whiskey available around them? I am having the toughest time getting a bottle or two.
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NickRut wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:31 am Does anyone have Old Carter Whiskey available around them? I am having the toughest time getting a bottle or two.
Agreed. I'm looking for Batch 5
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#3833 Post by Mike Maguire »

Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]

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Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
I went in for a head of lettuce and some sour cream...
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I like the small batch, never had the dram.Good thing I have my own secret cc, honey a head of lettuce 2 bills later [wow.gif]

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Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 7:23 pm I like the small batch, never had the dram.Good thing I have my own secret cc, honey a head of lettuce 2 bills later [wow.gif]
LOL!!! My wife was waiting in the car for me... I left 3 more bottles of the Dram on the shelf. I think that was a remarkable show of constraint!
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Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
Whoa. That is quite a score.

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#3838 Post by Mike Maguire »

Adam Noble wrote: October 21st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
Whoa. That is quite a score.
I couldn’t believe it Adam , sitting there all by itself, $250 out the door [cheers.gif]

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Andrew Kotowski wrote: October 21st, 2020, 7:26 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 7:23 pm I like the small batch, never had the dram.Good thing I have my own secret cc, honey a head of lettuce 2 bills later [wow.gif]
LOL!!! My wife was waiting in the car for me... I left 3 more bottles of the Dram on the shelf. I think that was a remarkable show of constraint!
I agree [worship.gif]

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Question for the group.....I must confess that I have not bought Eagle Rare 10 year in several years, but now I am down to my last bottle. Russell's 10 year has been easier to find here, so I have been buying those more. I noticed the old labels have the 10 year designation around the neck as well as "Single Barrel" listed, and the current bottles do not. Any difference in quality? Thanks in advance.

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Ed Steinway wrote: October 22nd, 2020, 6:21 am Question for the group.....I must confess that I have not bought Eagle Rare 10 year in several years, but now I am down to my last bottle. Russell's 10 year has been easier to find here, so I have been buying those more. I noticed the old labels have the 10 year designation around the neck as well as "Single Barrel" listed, and the current bottles do not. Any difference in quality? Thanks in advance.

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The 10 year designation was moved to the back label of Eagle Rare a few years ago. Also, BT removed the single barrel designation because they went to an automated bottling system and they could no longer guarantee every bottle of Eagle Rare was single barrel. One would assume that it's still single barrel minus the last bottle from the barrel that gets topped by the next barrel.

I cannot speculate on the difference in quality between the two labels. For $30-40 it's still widely available in most areas, so that's a positive thought.

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#3842 Post by James Lyon »

Andrew Kotowski wrote: October 21st, 2020, 7:05 pm
Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
I went in for a head of lettuce and some sour cream...
Congrats fellas. Excellent bottles and it's difficult to find the Taylors Small Batch these days. And thanks for the reminder to start looking for the MND. I enjoy the MND on a cold winters day, so I like to source a few bottles every year. Although the recent acts are a little behind the earlier acts.


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#3843 Post by Andrew Kotowski »

Nice call on the “10 years” label, James. I just looked on one of mine...
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Speaking of the High West MWND, if anyone out there has available access to it at release pricing, I’d love to connect and see about buying or trading. I know. I should put in Commerce Corner.
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Thanks for the info on the Eagle 10, James and Andrew. Time to buy another bottle for the rotation!

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Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate give way some. I don’t love it. And it cost to much for me to seek it out again. I’ll try it in a cocktail sometime in the future. The OF1920 is much nicer bottle.

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#3847 Post by J. Singleton »

Adam Noble wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate give way some. I don’t love it. And it cost to much for me to seek it out again. I’ll try it in a cocktail sometime in the future. The OF1920 is much nicer bottle.
I agree. I found the it to be very drying on the fine. Like the oak just sucked all moisture from my mouth. After having it open for about two months I’ll say it’s toned down a little, but I was disappointed. My favorite OF I have now is the “1915” blend. Worthwhile to try if you have 1910 and 1920 laying around.
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#3848 Post by Kris Patten »

J. Singleton wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Adam Noble wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate give way some. I don’t love it. And it cost to much for me to seek it out again. I’ll try it in a cocktail sometime in the future. The OF1920 is much nicer bottle.
I agree. I found the it to be very drying on the fine. Like the oak just sucked all moisture from my mouth. After having it open for about two months I’ll say it’s toned down a little, but I was disappointed. My favorite OF I have now is the “1915” blend. Worthwhile to try if you have 1910 and 1920 laying around.
Wouldn't that be OF 3830?
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#3849 Post by Adam Noble »

Kris Patten wrote: October 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm
J. Singleton wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Adam Noble wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate give way some. I don’t love it. And it cost to much for me to seek it out again. I’ll try it in a cocktail sometime in the future. The OF1920 is much nicer bottle.
I agree. I found the it to be very drying on the fine. Like the oak just sucked all moisture from my mouth. After having it open for about two months I’ll say it’s toned down a little, but I was disappointed. My favorite OF I have now is the “1915” blend. Worthwhile to try if you have 1910 and 1920 laying around.
Wouldn't that be OF 3830?
And if it were Kosher it would be OF 5781

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#3850 Post by Craig G »

It was my understanding there would be no math.
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